Thursday, June 5, 2008

Study trips to Germany and Canada under fire

As a responsible citizen, I am very angry to read of this news. Yesterday at 5p.m. PM Abdullah announced that petrol price to be increased from today for RM0.78 per litre. So we pay RM2.70 for RON 97.

Our country is an abundant petroluem country, but because of corruptions by the top guns, the govt complained of no money to run the country. Just look at the news below and see how the civil servants squandered our hard-earned money.

The news was published in Star Metro on 4th June. Please visit the following link:

A STUDY trip to a city in Europe and Canada organised by the Federal Territory Ministry, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Putrajaya Corporation has not gone down well with Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai.

The one-week trip from May 30 until June 7 is to study better ways of managing a city.

It involves a delegation of 15 high-ranking officers, including FT Minister Datuk Seri Zulhasnan Rafique and KL mayor Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan.

Tan said the trip was unnecessary and a waste of money.

“Why must they go to Europe to study how to manage cities?” queried Tan. “Why can't they go to Singapore, Hong Kong or Taipei to learn?

Meanwhile, when contacted the minister's principal private secretary Shazril Fariza said the study tour to the two cities, Vancouver in Canada and Berlin in Germany was approved by the cabinet.

“The ministry picked these two cities because both have an excellent local governance system and a perfect place to learn.

“The ministry feels you cannot run a city the old way and in order to become a world-class city one must incorporate new ideas and ways and that's what this study tour is all about,'' said Shazril.

He added the delegation would also study ways to manage trafficcongestion and address environmental issues more efficiently.

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